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February 2023


2023-2025 Officers Installed

At the January 2023 meeting of the Russell Grove Association new officers were installed for 2023-2025. Seated (l-r) are the Vice-President, Patrice Jackson; President, Sylvia Hicks; Secretary, Nancy B. Walters, PhD. Standing (l-r) are the Treasurer, Brenda Johnson; Chaplain, Phyllis Wilkerson Brown; Assistant
Secretary, Viola Hicks; Historian, Chris Archer; and Financial Secretary, Lettie Jackson.

June 30, 2022

Juneteenth 2022 article from Amelia Bulletin Monitor ... under construction

June 7, 2021

RGA President Inducted into ACHS Hall of Fame

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Congratulations 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee!

RGA president, Frank Tyler, received the Amelia County High School Hall of Fame award at Monday night's ACPS School Board meeting.  The ACHS Hall of Fame Committee also presented Rev. Dr. Eddie Giles the same honor posthumously. For more details read Tyler's Nomination Form 

January 2020

Mary Harris Named New Director, Barley Resigns 

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At the January's meeting, Mary Logan Harris was voted in as the newest member of the RGA Board of Directors. Harris, the first female to serve on the board, is a member of the RG class of 1969.  Ben Barley, who has served on the board for a long time, tendered his resignation to give others an opportunity to serve.  Harris joins current Board Members Herbert Hicks, William Griffin and Chris Archer.  Anyone interested in joining the 5-member board should contact president Frank Tyler.

August 31, 2019

 Reunion 2019: 

    Co-Hosted by RG '69, "Final Glory"

Sept. 1, 2018

   Reunion 2018, Co-Hosted by RG '68

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We still need your images from Reunion 2018, hosted by the Class of 1968.  Please share the pictures you took with family, friends and classmates.  Send them to  

Sept. 2, 2017

Reunion 2017 Photos, Co-Host RG '67

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Sept. 3, 2016

Reunion 2016 Sights and Sounds

Class of 1966

Nearly 30 classmates attended and co-hosted this year's reunion program.

Classmates and friends dance down the Soul Train Line.


Scholarship recipients share experiences with high school students

     RGA Cookout Celebrates 2016 Winners

On Saturday, June 4th, RGA hosted a cookout at Amelia County Fairgrounds, with approximately 50 people in attendance.  Alumni, high school students and current and former RGA scholarship recipients were present.  Kenston Wise was the only 2016 scholarship recipient who attended.  HS students received a gift bag which included $10 and the former scholarship recipients were given a $25 AMEX gift card.  The college students in attendance, Jasmyn Perkinson, Demetria Jones and Tyesn Barley shared comments about their college experience.


Middle school guidance counselor Marsha Rutledge provided some comments to let parents know how important applying for scholarships are and to encourage students to start early and apply for as many as they might qualify for.  Mr. Allen Vernon,  ACPS Director of Operations, attended and provided information about the "free" JTCC college opportunity for Amelia County HS students.


Archers' Catering catered the event and did a wonderful job. 


Reunion 2015 Highlights and Photos


RGA Holds First Community Cookout


RGA Minutes Available RGA members

RGA Minutes Available RGA members who wish to receive minutes of the monthly meetings should forward a valid email address to to be placed on the electronic distribution list. Others may request by letter to: RGA Minutes, P.O. Box 213, Amelia, VA 23002


Henry L. Swann was the last surviving member of the first Russell Grove graduating class in 1937. The 22-member class consisted of 10 boys and 12 girls. Swann was recently honored by the Association with a academic scholarship named in his honor.  

Last survivor of RG '37 dies at 101

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New RGA Officers Installed

(L-R)  Frank B. Tyler, Jr., president; Ben Barley, vice-president; Sylvia Hicks, secretary; Elaine Beard, assistant secretary; Brenda Johnson, treasurer and Phyllis Brown, chaplain. Out-going president, Henry L. Featherston sworn in the new officers. 

Article to follow. 

Aug. 29  - Aug. 30. 2014 - Sheraton Park South Hotel - Richmond, VA

2014 Reunion Photo Highlights 

Henry Swann Remembers Russell Grove

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Dr. LaTisha Murray Speaks at 26th Annual Reunion Weekend


2002 Amelia County High School graduate, LaTisha Murray shares her story of committment, hardwork and faith as the pillars to achieving her dreams of becoming a doctor.

Dr. Murray spent her undergraduate years in Boston and was happy to land her residency near home, St. Francis Hospital.


Resume and Interviewing Workshops Offered Teens


Reunion Co-Chairs
Youth hostesses
Registration team
Down the Soul Train line
Dancing the night away
Clarke's having a good time
Scott's arriving
Booker, Gertie Tillerson & "Cheese"
Tyrone Anderson & Wingo family
Mills and Wingo
Angeline Wingo and friends
Mr. & Mrs. Elijah Taylor
"Sisters (L. Harris & M. Jasper)
The Griffin's and "James Brown"
Just Friends Band
old acquaintances
RG '69 classmates
Class of '70 classmates

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